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Sausage & Spinach Sweet Potatoes

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Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and one that was filled with all the things you are thankful for this year. Our Thanksgiving consisted of two meals and lots of desserts. I did great, as far as indulging goes, at our first stop – my in-laws, but after that when we went to my family’s house, it was just down hill in the eating department. My pants grew tighter and tighter and I swear it’s Sunday and they are still tight. I guess I didn’t follow my rule of thumb: everything in moderation. Oops!

Well, what was your favorite food this Thanksgiving?

I love corn casserole, the one that tastes like a really moist corn bread. It is super delicious and makes killer leftovers. After we ate our leftovers, I finally made a well balanced little meal. These sweet potatoes surely remind me of fall with the colors and were a perfect combination of vegetables, carbs and protein. Just what I needed as a nice cleanse from the holiday sugar rush.

Sausage & Spinach Sweet Potatoes

Makes 2 stuffed potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package fresh spinach
  • 2 organic sausage, casing removed (use Nature’s Promise sundried tomato)
  • sprinkle of goat cheese

Directions:

  1. Poke a few holes in the top and bake potatoes in oven at 350F for 45 minutes or until softened.
  2. In large sauté pan or wok, on medium heat, heat about 1 Tbsp olive oil until it swirls around pan easily.
  3. Add 1/2 of garlic, 1/2 of spinach and cook until wilted. Do a second batch with remaining garlic and spinach. Set aside in bowl.
  4. In same pan, remove casing from sausage and break into pieces, cook with a Tbsp of olive oil until no longer pink – 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. When potatoes are soft, carve out the tops and remove the center of the potatoes.
  6. Discard the center of the potato and stuff the insides with spinach and cooked sausage.
  7. Sprinkle with goat cheese.
  8. ENJOY!

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About Lesley

I am a 29 year old Pennsylvanian who enjoys running, good eats, family and friends!

2 responses »

  1. Yum! I have all of the ingredients except for the sausage. I will definitely try this

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